12 February 2016

Copernicus Medal 2016

News: The Copernicus Medal 2016 has been awarded to Dr. Philippe Ciais, Associate Director of the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (France). The medal will be presented on Tuesday, 19 April 2016, from 19:00 in Vienna (Austria). The medal lecture is entitled 'Observed regional carbon budgets imply reduced soil heterotrophic respiration'.


2 August 2015

Secretary Dr. Arne Richter deceased on 2 August 2015

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to our secretary and friend Dr. Arne Richter. In addition to co-founding the society in 1988, he dedicated 27 years of his life serving passionately as secretary of the society. Until 2007, Arne was managing director of Copernicus GmbH; through his vision and irrepressible strength, he made Copernicus Meetings and Copernicus Publications what it is today. He paved the way for open-access publishing and Interactive Public Peer Review because he believed in those behind the concept and their desires. Success continuously proved him right. His will for social justice culminated in the founding of the Copernicus Foundation. Particularly, the promotion of children and young scientists was an issue very close to his heart. With his kindness, he made many people happy. Arne could be loud and short-tempered, but – above all – he was a captivating, boisterous, and good-natured person. We will remember his humaneness, his sense of humour, his crazy ideas, and the anarchic way in which he fought for what he believed in. He unfortunately lost the struggle against his illness, but his spirit will live on. Arne, take care, mach es gut, farvel og tak!


30 March 2015

Copernicus Medal 2015

The Copernicus Medal 2015 has been awarded to Prof. Ulrich Pöschl, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz (Germany). The medal will be presented on Thursday, 16 April 2015, from 19:00 in Vienna (Austria). The medal lecture is entitled 'Multiphase Chemistry and Open Access at the Interface of Earth and Life Science'. Please see the live webstream at: http://client.cntv.at/copernicus/copernicus-medal